Review: Possession by Rene Gutteridge
In the aftermath of investigating the D.C. sniper case, police detective Vance Graegan is burned out on life and love. Hoping to save his marriage, he quits the force and moves his wife and son to the other side of the country. But when the movers decide to hold his belongings for ransom, Vance is determined to ensure that his family’s new beginning is not ruined. Soon, though, losing his possessions becomes the least of his problems as everything they are fighting for begins to unravel in the hands of Vance’s past. In an unforgettable climax, a little boy’s innocent faith brings a group of desperate people to their knees. What is at stake counts for everything, but nothing can prepare Vance for who is behind it.
Rene Gutteridge continues to surprise me with her ability to write both suspense novels and laugh-out-loud books. Possession resides in the former category; it was a fascinating book with a story-line unlike any other I'd read before. I loved the blend of mystery and suspense along with elements of faith and drama. The author is clearly a talented story teller who not only captured my imagination, but caused me to examine my priorities in life and the value I place my own possessions and materialistic tendencies. Bravo Rene! 4.5 of 5 stars.